Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Hi from melbourne

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    89

    Hi from melbourne

    Hi for the first time to everyone here. I posted this in the intro thread but realised this is probably the best way to get some answers. I just bought a ******** laser 240 wa gyuto and have since learned reading this forum that the supplier of this knife is not particularly well received (in here anyway). Personal opinions of the supplier aside I would like to get peoples opinions of the knife itself. When purchasing it seemed to fit the profile of everything i was looking i.e steel quality, wa handle, size, shape and obviously sharp but am just looking for a few pointers on sharpening from anyone who owns/owned one. Also got a Hiro Aogami super petty. Thanks

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    617
    Hi Jeff.

    I've never handled a ******** laser, but I'll tell you what I know, and I'm happy to be corrected by any other more knowledgeable forum members.

    Unlike the other ******** knives, the laser is made in Japan so it may not suffer some of the shortcomings that his knives suffer (thickness behind the edge, unimpressive heat-treatment of steel etc). The steel is well regarded stainless and if heat treated well, it should take and hold a very fine edge.

    As far as sharpening, freehand sharpening on Japanese waterstones is the way to go, I recommend having a look at the Japanese Knife Imports youtube channel for some wonderful walkthroughs and lots of information about sharpening. If you are after a class, Chef's Armoury in ******** (the suburb) offer classes and that is a great way to get the basics of sharpening in an afternoon. www.chefsarmoury.com.au

    Welcome to the forum!
    Last edited by Dusty; 01-03-2013 at 05:22 PM. Reason: added url

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    1,154
    It's funny that Leigh's shop in Melbourne is banned on KKF 【o´゚□゚`o】
    ______________________^ address


    Put the joke aside, welcome aboard another Ozzie member.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    89
    Thanks, I was going to check out Chefs Armoury and I'll give those videos a look also.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    89
    Any idea who makes the lasers in Japan?

  6. #6
    Senior Member Johnny.B.Good's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    2,952
    Welcome to the forum, Jeff!

  7. #7
    Greetings!
    one man gathers what another man spills...

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Newport Beach, California
    Posts
    971
    Welcome aboard!

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Posts
    432
    Welcome to KKF, Jeff!

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Western Australia
    Posts
    73
    Hello jeff. The more Aussies the better.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •